Yum Caax, the maize god, from a clay figure found in Copan. I thought I start with Yum Caax. Maize or corn was the primary food of the Mayans, and was thought to be a gift from the god(s). Yum Caax is not only the god of corn, but also the the ideal beauty. This is how the Mayans imagined the most beautiful person to be.